Obama talks “peace” in Israel while preparing war

By Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2013

In a speech delivered in Jerusalem Thursday, Obama identified US interests unconditionally with Israel, while reiterating war threats against both Syria and Iran.

Dying US army veteran denounces “illegal” Iraq War

By David Walsh, 22 March 2013

Iraq War veteran Tomas Young, currently under hospice care at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, has written a “last letter,” addressed to former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Australian government crisis deepens after leadership turmoil

By Patrick O’Connor, 22 March 2013

None of the political issues underlying the government’s protracted crisis has been resolved.

Contractors impose sweeping givebacks after defeat of New York City school bus strike

By Fred Mazelis, 22 March 2013

The latest attack on school bus workers underscores the need for a united struggle to mobilize the industrial and political strength of the working class.

UK’s new press regulations a major threat to democratic rights

By Julie Hyland, 22 March 2013

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have agreed to establish a press regulatory body by Royal Charter that overturns 300 years of press freedom.

Sun newspaper deputy editor charged, Trinity Mirror journalists arrested
UK phone-hacking scandal spreads

By Dave Hyland, 22 March 2013

As more details of criminal activity by the Rupert Murdoch-owned News International emerge, further arrests of senior journalists are made at Mirror Group Newspapers.

Europe threatens Cyprus with bankruptcy in power struggle with Russia

By Alex Lantier, 22 March 2013

Cyprus’ parliament passed legislation granting the state emergency powers, including capital controls to block sudden outflows of money from the country.

India: Stalinist CPM waffles over its full-throated support for Afzal Guru’s execution

By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 22 March 2013

After giving its full-throated support to the recent secret execution of Afzal Guru, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has belatedly raised reservations about “the manner in which the death sentence was executed.”

German defence minister visits Mali

By Ernst Wolff, 22 March 2013

German defence minister Thomas de Maizière made a surprise trip to Mali last weekend.

Thai government and Muslim separatists agree to talks

By John Roberts, 22 March 2013

The negotiations follow escalating armed conflict in Thailand’s southern provinces.

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Les médias américains, dix ans après la guerre en Irak

Par Alex Lantier, 22 mars 2013

Au dixième anniversaire de l’invasion américaine en Irak, plusieurs attentats à la voiture piégée ont atteint hier des cibles chiites partout en Irak, tuant 65 personnes et en blessant au moins 200 autres.

Articles tirés des archives du WSWS
La crise du capitalisme américain et la guerre contre l'Irak

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 1999
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Almanya: Türk anne ile yedi çocuğu yangında öldü

K. Nesan, 22 Mart 2013

Etnik kökeni ne olursa olsun, milyonlarca işçi, aşırı yüksek kiraları ödeyemeyecek durumda bulunuyor ve benzeri barınma koşullarında yaşıyor. Federal hükümet ve eyalet yönetimleri, düşük ücretli işçiler, sosyal yardım alanlar ve aileleri için uygun fiyatlı evler inşa etmekten vazgeçmiş durumdalar. Bunun yerine, mevcut konut siteleri, kiraların patlamasına yol açacak şekilde, spekülatif kâr amacıyla yatırım fonlarına satılıyor.

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Hände weg von Syrien!

Von Bill Van Auken, 22. März 2013

Zehn Jahre nach Beginn des kriminellen Krieges gegen den Irak bereitet Washington weitere militärische Aggressionen im Nahen Osten vor.

Lafontaines Wählertäuschung

Von Ulrich Rippert, 22. März 2013

Lafontaine fürchtet, dass die offen rechte Politik der Linkspartei zu Stimmenverlusten bei der Bundestagswahl führt und sie nicht mehr in der Lage ist, eine rot-grüne Regierung zu unterstützen.

SAV: Lakaien der Gewerkschaftsbürokratie in Aktion

Von Ute Reissner, 22. März 2013

Während Zehntausende Lehrerinnen und Lehrer der GEW wütend den Rücken zuwenden, bemüht sich die „Sozialistische Alternative“ (SAV), einen Bruch der Beschäftigten mit der Gewerkschaft zu verhindern.

Zyperns drohender Staatsbankrott wirft Europa in die Krise

Von Jordan Shilton und Chris Marsden, 22. März 2013

Der völlige Zusammenbruch des zypriotischen Finanzsystems wurde nur dadurch verhindert, dass die Banken immer noch geschlossen sind. Sie sollen bis Dienstag nächster Woche geschlossen bleiben.

Ungarn: Staatliche Ehrung für Antisemiten

Von Markus Salzmann, 22. März 2013

Der rechtsextreme Fernsehmoderator Ferenc Szaniszlo hat zum Nationalfeiertag am 15. März den Táncsics-Preis erhalten, die höchste staatliche Ehrung für Journalisten in Ungarn.

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Perspective

US corporate executives cash in

22 March 2013

As the US government prepares to furlough one million federal workers and slash tens of billions in social spending, corporate executives in the United States are taking some of the highest payouts in history.

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From the WSWS Archive

Into the maelstrom: The crisis of American imperialism and the war against Iraq

By David North, 20 March 2013

This report was delivered March 29, 2003 to the SEP conference “Socialism and the Struggle against Imperialism and War: The Strategy and Program of a New International Working Class Movement” in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998-2013

The WSWS is posting a year-by-year Chronology, selected from its archive of more than 45,000 articles, to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the critical events of years 1998 to 2013.

We urge our readers to study the Chronology and review how the great events, political issues, social processes, and cultural and intellectual controversies of the last 15 years were reported on and analyzed by the WSWS.

The year in review 2003

We publish today the sixth installment in the year-by-year Chronology, which reviews the  preparation and launching of the US-led invasion of Iraq, a turning point in world history. Defying the will of the majority of the world’s population—millions of whom took to the streets in protest—the imperialist powers, driven by insoluble economic contradictions, escalated a campaign of military predation and world conquest.

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Socialist Equality Party

Detroit teachers and city workers:
Reject the concessions contracts! Mobilize against financial dictatorship in Detroit!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 22 March 2013

This statement is being distributed to Detroit teachers and workers at the Water and Sewerage Department, voting on contracts today.

David North to address public meeting in London on May 5: Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site

20 March 2013

David North, chairman of the WSWS international editorial board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party in the US, will speak at a public meeting in London on the political significance of the site’s 15th anniversary.

Arts Review

The feverish pulse of the early 20th century: George Bellows, American modernist

By Tim Tower, 22 March 2013

The exhibition of Bellows’ work offers a vivid picture of the burgeoning American powerhouse during the first decades of the twentieth century.

Michel Gondry’s The We and the I: A complicated bus ride in the Bronx

By Robert Fowler, 21 March 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

22 March 2013

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

School bus drivers face legacy of toxic pollution

By Dan Brennan, 19 March 2013

More on the New York school bus strike »

Obituary

An Appreciation of Juanita Tyler
December 13, 1932-November 5, 2012

By Helen Halyard, 18 March 2013

The mother of Louisiana frame-up victim Gary Tyler, Juanita Tyler embodied the best qualities of the working class and never wavered in the fight for her son’s freedom.

Commentary

Hands off Syria!

By Bill Van Auken, 21 March 2013

Germany’s Left Party closes ranks with German intelligence

By Johannes Stern, 21 March 2013

The German Left Party is holding public meetings with top German intelligence officials in the wake of the NSU neo-Nazi scandal.

The Steubenville, Ohio rape case

By David Walsh, 20 March 2013

The Iraq War ten years on: A turning point for US imperialism

By Bill Van Auken and David North, 19 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

European trade unions oversee auto industry restructuring

By Ulrich Rippert, 20 March 2013

India: Victimized Maruti Suzuki workers file affidavits documenting their torture

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 20 March 2013

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose the privatisation of education

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Britain), 20 March 2013

Public education in Britain is being eliminated and handed over to the private sector.

Video Report

Video: Parents and students speak out against school closures in Chicago

16 March 2013

25 years ago: Noriega defies continued US attempts at ouster

In meetings on March 19, 1988 with US state department officials in Panama City, General Manuel Noriega rejected a US offer of amnesty on drug charges in exchange for relinquishing his rule and leaving the country.

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50 years ago: US Supreme Court upholds right to counsel, one-man one-vote

On March 18, 1963, the US Supreme Court handed down two decisions safeguarding democratic rights.

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75 years ago: Hitler justifies annexation of Austria

Adolf Hitler told a world audience that the military annexation of Austria and the subsequent incorporation (Anschluss) of that former nation state into a Greater Germany was a move towards ethnic German self-determination.

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100 years ago: King George I of Greece assassinated

On March 18, 1913, King George I of Greece was assassinated in Thessaloniki.

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